BUFFALO, N.Y. ‐‐ U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Angel Gonzalez, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to time served (29 months) by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that between 2006 and December 2010, the defendant conspired with two co‐defendants to possess and distribute cocaine in Buffalo. The defendants stored cocaine and the proceeds of drug sales at Gonzalez’s residence on Auburn Avenue in Buffalo. The defendant was paid for allowing the money and drugs to be stored at his residence.
The defendant was arrested in December 2012 along with Renwick Samuel, Mica Donadelle, Kevin Liburd, and James Phillips. All defendants have been convicted.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force which includes representatives of the Amherst Police Department; the Buffalo Police Department; U.S. Border Patrol, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Cheektowaga Police Department; the Erie County Sheriff’s Department; the Hamburg Police Department; the Lancaster Police Department; the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police; the New York State Department of Correctional Services; the New York State Police; and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.